Garbage truck fire

Firefighters are working to extinguish a fire in the back of a garbage truck at Symonston.

ACT Fire & Rescue was alerted to the incident on Canberra Avenue at 3:35pm.

The driver pulled over just past the exit to HMAS Harman heading towards Queanbeyan after being alerted to the fire by one of our fire crews.

Firefighters are currently working to get access into the back of the truck by using cutting equipment on the roof of the vehicle so they can extinguish the fire.

The hydraulic system usually used to gain access is not functioning as a result of the fire.